What happened this day in history December 8, 2008

What are the important events that happened on December 8, 2008? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 8, 2008: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 8, 2008 is the 343rd day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 23 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 25, 2008 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,228,694,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatetracontatrigon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $38.24. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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Who died on December 8, 2008?

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    Kerryn McCann, Australian athlete (b. 1967)
  • 2008
    Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer. (b. 1925)
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    Robert Prosky, American actor (b. 1930).

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